DevOps Consultant / Architect – London – contract

Responsible for the design and implementation of applications build, release, deployment, and configuration activities in pure agile software environment including partners to gather requirements, prototyping, architecting, implementing/updating solutions, building and executing test plans, performing quality reviews, managing operations, and triaging and fixing operational issues.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working on DevOps strategy at an application level
  • Drive to true modern DevOps culture
  • Estimate time frames, quality and quantity of resources required to successfully implement projects; develop project plans incorporating all project variables including risk.
  • Establish measurable criteria concerning deliverability, performance, maintenance, design and costs
  • Lead the translation of business requirements into systems design


  • Demonstrate expert level proficiency in Shell Scripting and in one or more of the open source scripting languages Groovy and Python.
  • Hands on skills and project experience with Automated package delivery tools – one or more of Ansible, Chef or Puppet.
  • Good understanding of Jenkins 2.0
  • Hands on skills and project experience with the following application build tools – Npm or Gulp AND Maven or Gradle
  • Working knowledge of Junit and/or Jasmine non-functional, functional and unit test frameworks and tools.
  • Strong awareness of the software build cycle
  • Strong awareness of security considerations and security tools used to integrate with the build pipeline covering OWASP top 10
  • Working knowledge of Tomcat and Websphere application servers and java containers
  • Basic infrastructure knowledge – Operating Systems, VM s, Containers, Proxy, Nginx
  • Willingness to drive to true modern devops culture
  • An ability to act as a mentor to other engineers
  • Passion for code quality. A strong understanding of the entire Devops tool chain from a quality perspective


  • Good understanding of PaaS and Container infrastructure, preferably Cloud foundry and Kubernetes.
  • Understanding of buildpacks and how to access containers
  • Experience of working with cloud providers (eg AWS)
  • Experience working with Travis and/or Circle CI
  • Understanding of application deployment orchestration tools such as UrbanCode deploy
  • Experience working with client’s IT organization to establish devops strategy at an application level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills
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